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LIA announces Joel Simon as Music & Sound Jury President and Oriel Davis-Lyons as Radio & Audio Jury President

LAS VEGAS, USA — London International Awards announces the 2023 Jury Presidents and jurors for the Music & Sound and Radio & Audio competitions.

LIA President Barbara Levy, “Our mission is to award the best and most innovative creative ideas that surface each year. This is why we assemble the most celebrated and award-winning industry experts from across the globe for our juries. The jurors for Music & Sound and Radio & Audio are the best in their craft, and I’m sure this year’s Winners will reflect that.”

The juries will gather on-site in Las Vegas to view every piece of work in their respective Categories. LIA has no pre-judging. This ensures all work will be judged equally without bias, through insightful and robust discussions.


Joel Simon, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of JSM Music, will lead the Music & Sound jury. This jury will look for creative excellence and outstanding craftsmanship in the curating, mixing, producing or adapting music and sound for campaigns and brands, across different media and platforms.

On chairing the Music & Sound jury, Joel said, “It is a total honor for me to be chosen as Music & Sound Jury President. Unlike all other industry shows and events, LIA stands out. As much as it is high end, perfectly orchestrated, showcases the best international work and features some of the most incredible, talented and passionate creatives, it truly feels like a family. It’s like a camp, but in Vegas. Vegas Creative Camp, Created for Creatives. LIA creates and fosters such strong relationships for all who attend for years and years to come.”

Oriel Davis-Lyons, Chief Creative Officer at Mother New York, used to be a chef. But, after tiring of the long hours and intense pressure he got into advertising. This October he will be back to long hours in the judging room as he leads the Radio & Audio jury. They will work diligently to award the most creative audio-centric content.

Oriel stated, “It’s a great honor to chair the Radio & Audio category at the 2023 LIA awards. Every year, we see more creative and innovative ways to use audio mediums, but it will always be a category where insight, craft and originality can truly shine. And I’m looking forward to hearing some great work and reconnecting with the inspiring, international community the awards bring together.”

Other distinguished jury members include:


  • Sam Ashwell, Creative Partner / Head Sound Engineer, 750mph, London
  • Tamara Credle, Head of Music Strategy, SixtyFour Music, Brooklyn
  • Colleen Dahlstrom, Senior Music Producer, McCann NY, New York
  • Tamon Fujimi, CEO / Music Director, WISTERIASOUND, Tokyo
  • Chip Herter, VP, Music Director, Deutsch LA, Los Angeles
  • Kelly McCluskey, Executive Producer / Partner, Grayson Music, Toronto
  • Jason Pierce, Founder / CEO, INK—MGMT, Denver
  • Andrea Rastogi, Executive Producer, Dentsu Creative, New York
  • Abby Sie, Sound Designer / Sound Supervisor, MassiveMusic
  • Sydney Diederik van Middelkoop, Executive Creative Director, Amp.Amsterdam


  • João Braga, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson Australia, Sydney
  • Nancy Crimi-Lamanna, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Canada, Toronto
  • Joe Hawkins, Creative Director, Eardrum, Sydney
  • Armin Jochum, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, thjnk
  • Jill Kershaw, Founder / CEO, Sound & Fury, Venice
  • Florencia Leibaschoff, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, BeautifulBeast, Dallas
  • Erica Roberts, Chief Creative Officer, BBH, New York
  • Odin Saillé, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Mutant, Antwerp
  • Chris Smith, Co-Founder / Principal / CCO, Plot Twist Creativity, Dallas
  • Paul Wauters, Regional Chief Creative Officer, Accenture Song, Paris

Key Dates:

Initial Entry Deadline: June 15
No Late Fees. Ever. No Upload Fees.
Eligibility: Work submitted must initially be released, published and/or broadcast in a commercial environment with client approval from July 01, 2022 through August 31, 2023.
Onsite Judging: October 07 to 15, 2023
Winners Announced During LIA Judging Of The Year
Awards Announced: November 06
The LIA Entry Kit

For more information on the juries, categories and/or requirements, visit its website.

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